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'''Fishbone''' is an American Rock music|rock band formed in 1979 in Los Angeles, California, which plays a fusion of ska music|ska, punk rock, funk music|funk, hard rock and Soul music|soul. Critics have noted of the band: "Fishbone was one of the most distinctive and eclectic alternative rock bands of the late '80s. With their hyperactive, self-conscious Multiculturalism|diversity, goofy sense of humor, and sharp social commentary, the group gained a sizable cult following during the late '80s, yet they were never able to earn a mainstream audience." Fishbone first assembled in 1979 with John Norwood Fisher (bass); his brother Phillip "Fish" Fisher (drums); Angelo Moore, who sometimes uses the stage name "Dr. Madd Vibe" (vocals, saxophones ranging from sopranino saxophone|sopranino to bass saxophone|bass, theremin); Kendall Jones (guitar); "Dirty" Walter A. Kibby II...
AliasFishbone & Familyhood Nextperience
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenreAlternative rock,{{cite web|url= http://www.allmusic.com/artist/fishbone-mn0000796045/biography |first= Stephen Thomas
Years active1979—present
LabelColumbia Records|Columbia, DC-Jam Records, Rowdy Records|Rowdy, Hollywood Records|Hollywood, High Times Records, Sound In Color, Nuttsactor 5
Associated actsYear of the Dragon, Dirty Walt & The Columbus Sanitation, Trulio Disgracias, Dr. Madd Vibe, The Seedy Arkhestra, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown
Websitehttp://web.archive.org/web/20061023002314/http://www.fishbone.net:80/
Current membersAngelo Moore
John Norwood Fisher
Walter A. Kibby II
John Steward
Rocky George
Jay Armant
Paul Hampton
Past membersPhilip "Fish" Fisher
Kendall Jones
Chris Dowd
John Bigham
Spacey T
Anthony Brewster
Dion Murdock
Tori Ruffin
Andre´ "PaDre" Holmes
Curtis Storey
John McKnight
Dre Gipson
Freddie Flint
PublisherAllMusic}}
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